It’s Giveaway Time!

Hi friends!

I have been working on a post with some updates on my health and life, but it’s just not quite ready yet. I’ve got to do a little more tweaking on it today and then I should have it ready to go for tomorrow.

Until then, I’ve teamed up with Karli at September Farm and several other fabulous bloggers for a $140 PayPal Giveaway! Who wouldn’t love some extra cash?!

amy | kristina | tiara | michelle

karli | danielle

ashley | katie

jill | lindsay | sophi | gabrielle | vicki



Younique 3D Lashes Review [and a Giveaway!]

When my friend Kate reached out to me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would be interested in trying the Younique Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes, I didn’t hesistate to say yes!

I have been hearing about this mascara [I use the term “mascara” lightly because it really isn’t a mascara at all] but I thought it wouldn’t be that much different from my Benefit They’re Real! mascara. I mean, that stuff is pretty awesome, there’s no way anything else could beat it.


Or so I thought!

The Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes was incredible! They made my lashes look so long and full. I’ve even been asked if I had false lashes on!

However, I had one qualm with the 3D Lashes: the price. If I’m going to invest the $29 on the 3D Lashes, I’m not going to continue spending $23 on my Benefit mascara. That’s just reality of my bank account haha!

But, that’s the great thing about the Moonstruck 3D Lashes. It is designed to be used with whatever mascara you like.

First, you apply a coat of whatever mascara you choose. Then you apply a layer of the Moonstruck Transplanting Gel, followed immediately by a layer of Moonstruck Natural Fibers, and then another layer of the Transplanting Gel to “set” the fibers. You can repeat the coats of gel and fibers as much as you want to get your desired length and thickness.

So knowing I could use it with with whatever mascara I wanted, I picked up a tube of Maybelline Great Lash mascara so I could compare how the Moonstruck 3D Lashes did with both a prestige-brand mascara [the Benefit mascara] and a drugstore mascara.

I was excited to discover that the Moonstruck 3D Lashes did BETTER with the Maybelline mascara than the Benefit one!

For some reason, they wanted to clump more when used with the Benefit mascara.  But lthat was fine with me, because I like I said, I don’t want to spend a bunch of money on mascara on top of the price of the Younique 3D Lashes.

But if you’re like me, you need more than words on a screen.  You need physical proof.  So here ya go!

With Benefit They’re Real! mascara:

With Benefit They're Real_2

 With Maybelline Great Lash mascara:

with drugstore mascara_2 And just for kicks, I threw this shot in…

DSC_0763 Pretty incredible difference right?!

And now you have a chance to win one for yourself! Kate is graciously giving away a Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes to one lucky follower!

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***I received a free Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes in exchange for a review of the product.  However, all opinions are my own.  I would never promote something I didn’t end up liking, I promise!


First Blogiversary + A Giveaway

Untitled I am so excited to be celebrating my One Year Blogiversary! Boy have things changed over these past 12 months. I’ve made a ton of mistakes, made several new friends, and learned a LOT.  I wouldn’t change a thing though!

And to celebrate my first blogiversary, I’ve teamed up with some fabulous ladies for my first giveaway!

purple monkey

Lindsay, the lovely lady behind the lens of Purple Monkey Photography, is giving away a 30 minute minute session {$75 value}. Her photos are absolutely stunning!

wilmington bikram

Also, Barbara, the owner of Wilmington Bikram Yoga (the studio I practice at), is giving away a 10 class card {$130 value— expires after 90 days}. Get ready to “Change Your Body, Change Your Life!”



And lastly, you can also win this cute owl mug from Just For You Florist and Gifts and a few of my favorite items:

{1} Essie  Nail Polish

{2} $10 Target Giftcard

{3} EOS Lipbalm

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